Recreational Forklift Ideas To Avoid

Working in an office can be a drag. Sometimes working in a warehouse can be even worse. The monotony of stacking boxes, piles and piles of equipment, and shelves upon shelves of paperwork. That’s not even mentioning the people you have to work with every day. While working in this environment, you have to find something to keep you entertained.

It is important to be safe when working in a warehouse, especially when operating heavy equipment. Proper training is required to operate a forklift. There are a surplus of forklift games online available to everybody, even those without proper training. While they can be fun to play with the click of a mouse, in the real world they can be very dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing.

The games

In warehouses across the country, there are recreational events taking place with forklifts. Although some are experienced professionals, in many cases this is a dangerous game.

Not using the forklift for its intended purpose can be a great way to get fired. One of the most common forklift games played is forklift racing. This is possibly one of the safest recreational activities that can be done with a forklift, but still is not very safe.

The warehouse is full of long empty aisles, the perfect temptation for even the most professional workers. A race to prove who is the fastest driver may seem like a good way to win a bet or even pass the time, but can have serious consequences. Refrain from forklift racing in the business setting.

Jousting is probably one of the most dangerous activities you can do in a forklift. It is a danger to you, your coworkers, and everybody’s job. Forklift jousting is an extreme game of bumper cars with the added danger of two long threatening prongs sticking out the front of your car.

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Be safe

One of the top causes of accidents when it comes to forklifts happen when a forklift tips over. All these games can increase the chances of this happening. Safety should always be top of mind when operating a forklift.

Forklift safety is the most important part of working in a warehouse. Here are some things to keep in mind while operating a forklift:

  • Don’t load the lift beyond its capacity, this includes seeing how many people you can stack on it before it tips over
  • Watch out for people walking around and in front of the forklift, if you’ve ever driven a car downtown you know how often people just walk right out in front of your car, even when you have the right of way. The same thing happens with forklifts
  • Forklifts steer from the back, causing it to swing wide on turns

If you remember these safety tips, you can have your own fun while operating a forklift, stay safe, and keep your job.

There are many recreational things that can be done on a forklift, many of which shouldn’t be done. Before doing anything stop for a moment and think: could this get me fired? If the answer is yes stay safe and keep stacking boxes.

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